St Giles’ C.E. Primary School – Forest School

Based on a Scandinavian idea, Forest School involves children and young people working with a qualified Forest School leader on a frequent regular basis throughout the year in a local woodland setting.

They follow their usual curriculum, but in an outdoor context, using learning and teaching strategies which raise self-esteem, develop confidence, independence and language and communication skills. The Forest School planning links themes looked at in the classroom to the woodland. The Forest School sessions are not an ‘add-on’ but are part of the children’s learning experiences, part of their school week.

The qualified leaders within the school are:

Mrs. Proctor Foundation stage
Mrs. Dawes Key Stage 1 co-ordinator
Mr Haycock Key Stage 1
Miss Walker Upper Key Stage 2

The staff will be leading sessions throughout the school to ensure all pupils have an opportunity to participate in Forest School learning.